On Monday, Hina Rabbani Khar, the minister of state for foreign affairs, gave Pakistan’s report on human rights development at the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) Universal Periodic Review in Geneva.
She described the institutional, governmental, and legislative steps Pakistan had taken to protect and advance fundamental rights.
She welcomed States’ constructive criticism and reaffirmed her determination to build on the gains made thus far.
According to Hina Rabbani Khar, democratic institutions are growing stronger and serving as promoters and defenders of fundamental liberties and rights for all citizens.
The Minister of State emphasised a number of progressive laws designed to advance and safeguard the fundamental freedoms, dignity, and rights of the weak and the marginalised, including women, children, transgender people, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Hina Rabbani Khar said Pakistan is a leading voice of the vulnerable and the oppressed.